Name: Marvin

Origin and Meaning of the Name Marvin

  • Meaning:
    Uncertain, possibly eminent marrow
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Uncertain, possibly eminent marrow
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (MAR vin)
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Miscellaneous Info for Marvin

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    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Marvin is generally considered a Medieval variant of Mervyn, resulting from the regular Middle English change of 'er' to 'ar'.

    It could also be derived from the Welsh Myrddyn, meaning "sea fort". In this case Marvin is related to Merlin, as another Anglicized form of Myrddyn.

    Some argue that it may be derived from the obsolete Merefin, composed of the elements 'mere' (lake, pond, sea) and Finn (a Finn, from Finland) or fionn (white, clear, fair).

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